Ceramics, Cuisine and Culture: The archaeology and science by Michela Spataro,Alexandra Villing

By Michela Spataro,Alexandra Villing

The 23 papers provided listed here are the manufactured from the interdisciplinary alternate of principles and ways to the learn of kitchen pottery among archaeologists, fabric scientists, historians and ethnoarchaeologists. they target to set an important yet long-neglected classification of facts in its wider social, political and monetary contexts. based round major topics referring to technical points of pottery construction; cooking as socioeconomic perform; and altering tastes, culinary identities and cross-cultural encounters, more than a few social monetary and technological types are mentioned at the foundation of insights won from the examine of kitchen pottery construction, use and evolution. a lot dialogue and paintings within the final decade has focussed on technical and social facets of coarse ware and particularly kitchen ware. The chapters during this quantity give a contribution to this debate, relocating kitchen pottery past the Binfordian ‘technomic’ type and embracing a much wider view, linking processualism, ceramic-ecology, behavioral faculties, and ethnoarchaeology to investigate on ancient advancements and cultural changes protecting a extensive geographical quarter of the Mediterranean area and spanning an extended chronological sequence.

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